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Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2010

Member Review by vin0vin0:

Somewhat simple riesling. There's a bit of green apple and subtle petrol on the nose. The palate is more (jolly rancher) green apple. There is a touch of sweetness on the mid-palate that is nicely balanced against low to medium acidity. Pretty good QPR for this mid-week quaff.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle:
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle ... Read more
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle Vintners,” under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, which is where Ste. Michelle really took off. Their first vines were planted at the now-legendary Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. When a French style chateau was built in Woodinville by Ste. Michelle Vintners in 1976, the winery finally became known as Chateau Ste. Michelle. The terroir is very important for Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Valley isn’t just important because they have over 3,500 acres under vine there - they love the land, and they even helped to make it recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Columbia Valley produces more Riesling than any other American region, and Chateau Ste. Michelle leads that charge as the leading North American Riesling producer. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it didn’t become great magically. They actually have two separate wineries, one for making whites, and another for making reds, which allows them to have complete control of the process. In fact, they’re so serious about the difference that they have dedicated winemakers for each color. While Bob Bertheau is their head winemaker who oversees all wine, Joshua Maloney oversees only the red wines, and Wendy Stuckey cares for the white. This allows Chateau Ste. Michelle to consistently create world-class wines that never fail to surprise judges. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,237
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 12/01/2014

Somewhat simple riesling. There's a bit of green apple and subtle petrol on the nose. The palate is more (jolly rancher) green apple. There is a touch of sweetness on the mid-palate that is nicely balanced against low to medium acidity. Pretty good QPR for this mid-week quaff.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733942,014
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 11/29/2013

Fruity on the nose. Tart with a sweet finish. Nice turkey wine. My guests finished it first.


Snooth User: Andrew Kondrashov
102849878
4.50 5
07/14/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Cadenza12
80512845
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/24/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

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Vintage: 2018 11/13/2019

Columbia Valley, WashingtonChateau Ste Michelle Riesling is one of the best values in Riesling on the market. Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington state and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,500 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are the largest sustainably farmed and LIVE and Salmon Safe certified vineyards in the state. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with three of the world's most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany's Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel's Ernst Loosen, and Tenet, a project with acclaimed Rhone winemaker Michel Gassier, with the assistance of Southern Rhone's famous enology consultant, Philippe Cambie."Our Columbia Valley Riesling is a blend of Riesling from throughout Washington's Columbia Valley. The wine offers crisp apple aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. This is our "everydayRiesling" that is a pleasure to drink and easy to match with a variety of foods." - Bob Bertheau, Head WinemakerEnjoy Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling over the next 4-6 years with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, chicken satay, and spicy Thai dishes.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 12/12/2013

Scents of pineapple and lime, accented by a mild spritz, give way to a focused sweetness of fruit on the palate, and a modest phenolic bite that calls for a pairing with cumin spiced pork.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/30/2013

A refreshing, off-dry Riesling delivering sweet lime and peach character with subtle mineral notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/08/2013

With residual sugar measuring 17 g/L, this puts the emphasis on fruit flavors that are forward, round, ripe and slightly sweet. It’s right down the heart of the plate in terms of Washington styles; apple and peach the main flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/08/2013

A silky white, with a crisp balance to the lemon meringue and lavender flavors, echoing appealingly on the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/10/2013

Our Columbia Valley Riesling is a blend of Riesling from throughout Washington's Columbia Valley. We craft it to be a refreshing, off-dry Riesling vintage after vintage. The wine delivers ripe white peach character with subtle mineral notes. This is our 'every day Riesling' that is a pleasure to drink and easy to match with a variety of foods. - Bob Bertheau, Head WinemakerTotal acidity: 0.67g/100mlpH: 3.02Residual Sugar: 1.73g/100mlAlcohol: 12.5%


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/21/2014

Nice, sweet juicy white fruits: pink lady apples, doughnut peaches and bright nectarines. A nice acidity to help round out the sweetness. Try it with spicier fare, like vegetarian curry or chicken wings.


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